Tomorrow is the first UK general election that I have been able to vote in and I am so excited to go and use my vote. I always think of the suffragettes who fought for the female vote and it makes me feel privileged to be able to vote and have a say in the future of our country. People may be cynical about politics and say things like 'Oh it doesn't effect me' or 'they're all the same aren't they?', but they are wrong! Politics affects everyone. Every time you fill up your tank with petrol, have a pint of beer, go to the Dr's, have your bin collected, claim benefits, pay taxes, try to get a mortgage or go to Uni, you are affected by politics.
I have been reading up on all of the parties and what their policies are, and then looking at my local candidates and seeing what they are saying they'll do in my local area. I think I've decided who to vote for now and will be running to the polling station tomorrow morning to put my X on the ballot. Then I shall await eagerly the results. All that I am hoping for is that the Tories do not get in, the thought of it scares me. I'm not going to go on a big rant, because this isn't a political blog nor do I wish to influence anyone the wrong way. If you're unsure of who to vote for, visit the BBC website here to compare party policies on different topics, and then visit the Sky News website here for a little quiz which will help you decide. An uneducated vote is a wasted vote I believe!